A few months back, my grandma moved out of her house. Her and my grandpa moved into the house in the 1950’s, so to say the house was full of fun little treasures is an understatement. Can you imagine all the stuff that accumulates after living somewhere over 60 years?
In the downstairs laundry room, I uncovered a table that I some missed over my last 34 years. The second I laid eyes on it I claimed it. I assumed everyone would be jealous, but instead they all looked at me like I was bonkers. But I knew, it could be super cute with a little TLC.
Okay, a lot of TLC. I mean, it was basically rust. I started by hosing and scrubbing it down really good. Then, I took a wire brush and sandpaper to some of the really bad rust spots. I covered up the stainless steel top with a garbage bag and tape, and I started with a quick coat of Rust-Reformer. Pretty sure it’s for cars, but this was metal too. I then added a coat of metal primer, this would make it easier to have the color stick.
I decided to go with a pretty mint color. It took about two coats to color, and while the rust cover isn’t perfect, it looks amazingly better.
I then finished up by adding new hardware to the drawer. I didn’t want something that would stand out, so I opted for little crystal knobs.
It is now sitting pretty on my deck with a flower pot. I am hoping the Iowa weather isn’t to hard on it this summer, because eventually it would be super cute inside a house somewhere!